Bracket projection: Saint Mary's

Best Saint Mary's squad in recent memory has Sweet 16 potential

Updated: March 13, 2012, 5:30 PM ET
By Greg Carroccio | Special to Insider
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Lunardi's Logic

Conventional wisdom is that the Gaels peaked too early, that they were spent by the time of a BracketBusters loss at Murray State. But a West Coast Conference championship over Gonzaga is nothing to sneeze at, and a healthier Saint Mary's team is still a threat in the NCAAs. The Gaels should have enough to outlast Purdue before falling to Kansas.

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Saint Mary's' complete Bracketology chart

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